The guests also joined H&M at its table at the gala, which was hosted by the fantastic four – Anna Wintour, Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive and Taylor Swift.
Singer Ciara’s intricate and daring dress was hand-made as if by a jeweler, with pendants of Swarovski crystals and leaf-like metal chains.
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson wore a white bodice silk dress that showed the beauty of hand-embellishment, with 3D bugle beads, French knots and hand-melted sequins.
Model Lucky Blue Smith looked sharp in an off-white Italian wool slim tuxedo blazer with a strong shoulder, worn over a white silk shirt, both fastened with Swarovski buttons, while his sister’s dress brought together machine and man-made techniques, with laser-cut vinyl feathers and fringing, all hand-sewn onto a silk tulle base with a sequin bodice.
Model Amber Valletta, who is also an activist for environmentally friendly fashion, chose a dress made from more sustainable materials, of course. Her dress was made of deep blue silk taffeta, embellished with over 1,000 hand-cut and sewn organic silk petals and recycled plastic sequins.